Guys, I want to have a discussion about the pace of the league. I want input from you guys. In the past, we typically advanced at a much slower pace than the rest of the leagues, most of the time advancing on a set schedule - 2 to 3 times a week. There are ups and downs to a slow pace, and the same for a very fast one. For example: In a fast-advance league, we: Play more games Get more seasons in Generally have more to do on our PS3s But we also: Post less Have more "work" to do Get less time to celebrate an event (big win, big signing, etc.) Now, in a slower league, we: Play fewer games Get fewer seasons in Generally have less to do on our PS3s But we also: Post more Have less "work" to do, and the time to do it better Have more time to chat, and drive content on the forums Now, I've been a commish since online dynasty was created, and this is, in general, how it works. Wanna play a lot? Fine, but posting requirements have to drop off, cuz guys just don't do both, at least not for long. Demand both high activity and fast pace, and we'll turn over three quarters of you before the next game drops. There's just no getting around that. Maybe we want that. Slower leagues also suffer drop off, as some guys get bored with the forum stuff and would rather just be a name on the list in a fast moving league where no one knows anyone else. If you like tons of user contact and competition, slower leagues are sometimes a bit too much of a wait. I get that. Here's what I think: I prefer a league that leans towards a slower pace, and I prefer this because I think it leads to longevity. We hold onto more guys for a longer time if we play at a reasonably slow pace. I think we tend to post more, and a season feels more like a real season if it takes a little bit of time to get through one. Here's where we are right now: To be honest, forum activity kinda sucks. We're not posting our most basic of material, let alone having the discussions that really drive a league like this one. It's the worst I've seen in quite a while. If you look at our total post count, you'll see that this has historically been a high activity league in the forums - one of the highest if you consider how long we've been around and the total number of posts. What that tells us is that, when we're at our best, we are posting in the forums a lot. I need that to be the case again. Now, what most commishes do when activity drops off is blast everyone and start making threats. I'm not ready to do that. I think the issue is being driven by the fact that we have really changed the dynamic from last year to this year, and we seem to be pushing everyone almost all the time to play and advance and then play and advance again. There's nothing wrong with the enthusiasm, but my guess is that there are a number of guys already considering an exit because of it, and I'd like to retain those guys if I can, since I don't see them as slackers or anything of the sort. So, I'm leaning toward a standardized slower pace, but I want to hear what you guys have to say before I start getting those PMs every commish knows they're going to get about a week before they actually show up. I want everyone to think about the next six months and try to tell me as honestly as possible what they think is best.